EU’s Maros Sefcovic takes a tumble as Brexit talks begin

The Brexit talks were literally on thin ice today – as the EU’s Maros Sefcovic took a tumble on a slippery step. Mr Sefcovic nearly came a-cropper as he arrived at Chevening for discussions with Liz Truss on the Northern Ireland protocol. The Foreign Secretary and ministers looked on aghast as he nearly lost his … Read more

Liz Truss warns she will trigger Article 16 of the Northern Ireland protocol if talks with EU fail

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss was accuse of ‘agitating’ by the EU today after she warned Brussels she is prepared to unilaterally override parts of the post-Brexit agreement on Northern Ireland.  Ms Truss said she will suggest ‘constructive proposals’ to her EU counterpart Maros Sefcovic this week during their first face-to-face talks. But she said she is ‘willing’ to … Read more

European Commission threatens to block Britain’s attempts to reform the Human Rights Act

European Commission threatens to block Britain’s attempts to reform the Human Rights Act by threatening to rip-up key part of the Brexit deal Dominic Raab wants Bill of Rights to stop foreign criminals avoiding deportation British rulings would also take precedence over those from European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg But European Commission warned … Read more

Liz Truss fires warning shot at Vladimir Putin over Ukraine

Liz Truss fires a fresh warning shot at Vladimir Putin and says Moscow will face ‘massive consequences’ which come at a ‘severe cost’ if Russia invades Ukraine as she also blasts China for its ‘coercive economic policies’ Liz Truss has hosted a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Liverpool this weekend Foreign Secretary has issued … Read more

Number of rape victims giving evidence by video before trial is set to soar 

Hopes for boost in rape convictions as number of victims giving evidence by video before trial is set to soar More victims of rape will be able to give evidence by video before a trial begins Dominic Raab showed support for rules allowing pre-recorded video testimony Victims have been giving pre-trial video evidence in pilot … Read more

Red Wall Tories set up WhatsApp group called ‘Liz for Leader’

Red Wall Tories set up WhatsApp group called ‘Liz for Leader’ in plot to install Foreign Secretary Truss as party head Red Wall seat Tory MPs have set up a ‘Liz for Leader’ group on WhatsApp Members said to be secretly plotting to install Foreign Secretary as party leader They have urged colleagues to rebel against Boris Johnson … Read more

Dominic Raab’s allies: Justice Secretary a spicy ‘Vindaloo’ while Robert Buckland is bland ‘korma’ 

Dominic Raab regards himself as a spicy ‘Vindaloo’ politician compared to the bland ‘korma’ of predecessor Robert Buckland, insiders claim  The bizarre comparison was made in context of the Judicial Review Bill An insider said: ‘Buckland’s Bill’, which needed beefing up, was a ‘creamy Korma’ Last night a senior Government source said they are both … Read more

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak ‘are on constant manoeuvres’ in bid for future leadership of Tory party 

Busy Lizzy meets Big Lizzy: Foreign Secretary Truss lands on HMS Queen Elizabeth as MPs say she and Rishi Sunak ‘are on constant manoeuvres’ in bid for future leadership of Tory party  Chancellor and Foreign Secretary, both long tipped as potential leaders, said to be ‘sounding out’ colleagues Allies of Miss Truss, including parliamentary private … Read more

Dominic Raab’s mobile number ‘available online for 11 years’

Dominic Raab’s private mobile phone number was available online for 11 years as Foreign Office swoops to remove it and insists ‘no security was compromised’ but experts warn it will have ‘increased risk’ of being spied on Dominic Raab’s mobile phone number available online for more than a decade Foreign Office said it removed number … Read more